Shooting woes hurt HU women in loss to Grace

Lackluster shooting sank the Huntington University women’s basketball team against visiting Grace College, resulting in a 77-62 loss on Wednesday, Jan. 31.

The Foresters shot 38.1 percent from the field on 24 of 63 marksmanship. The Lancers countered with a 55.6 percent shooting effort on 25 of 45 precision, which helped them go up 21-16 in the first quarter and 38-23 by halftime. While Coach Lori Culler’s squad managed to narrow the deficit to 55-50 in the third, Grace outscored the hosts by 10 in the final frame to secure the win.

The loss snaps a four-game win streak for Huntington, which falls to 15-9, 8-5 in Crossroads League play. Grace ups its record to 13-12, 7-6 in conference.

The Foresters were paced by sophomore Sarah Fryman, who scored 16 points and dished out six assists. Sophomore Erin Mohr contributed 14 points to the team’s cause while junior Maddie Richer chipped in 11.

Senior Hailey Krewald helped facilitate the scoring with six assists.

Huntington went 10 of 17 at the foul line for 58.8 percent.

The Lancers were led by Vironnica Drake, who tallied 18 points. Kaylie Warble added 15 points and 10 rebounds off the bench while Brooke Sugg and Micaela Box each tossed in 11 points.

Warble’s efforts on the glass helped give Grace a 38-31 advantage in that department. Junior Brooke Saylor grabbed nine rebounds for Huntington.

At the charity stripe, the Lancers hit 22 of 35 shots for 62.9 percent.